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New Drama Building Built On Rich History

The old wood floor has been replaced with a new one. The ceiling is now vaulted higher to allow for better acoustics and lighting. At a passing glance, to most, nothing appears to have changed; however, if you look a little closer, you'll realize it's not the same old Drama Building (and before that the Thomas Aquinas Chapel), but, rather, a whole new building.

UD Community Welcomes Class of 2020 to Campus

The university's second-largest freshman class in history, with more than 380 students, moved in Friday, Aug. 19, greeted by orientation leaders and resident assistants with handmade signs and popsicles, although generous cloud cover (and even some rain) provided relatively mild (if humid) conditions for move-in.

University of Dallas President Comments on Bishop Farrell's Appointment

After serving Dallas Catholics for the past decade, Bishop Kevin J. Farrell (also chancellor of the University of Dallas) has been appointed by Pope Francis as the highest-ranking American clergyman in the Vatican. Farrell will oversee the Dicastery for Laity, Family and Life, a new department in which he will focus on the lives of ordinary Catholics around the world.

UD Students Excavate Gabii

At UD, students are no strangers to studying the classics of Western literature and the history and culture that formed them. This summer, five UD students took this firsthand experience to an even greater level by assisting in the excavation of the ancient Latin city of Gabii.

A Life Devoted to the 'Big Questions'

Long before he came to teach here, UD had been on Chad Engelland's horizon. According to Engelland, assistant professor and director of the master's program in philosophy, the level of education and the special approach the university takes to his area of expertise had a significant impact on his decision to join UD's faculty.

University of Dallas Opts Out

Today, Texas' contentious campus carry law goes into effect. The University of Dallas has opted out of this statewide law allowing concealed handguns on public college campuses.

New Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs

Sherry L. Dellinger, who brings with her nearly three decades of higher education experience, has joined the University Dallas as the assistant vice president for student affairs. Having served as both an educator and leader on several campuses, Dellinger has dedicated her career to helping students succeed, a cause she calls her "lifelong God-given blessing."

Education Professor's Legacy Influences Teachers in Perpetuity

"Teachers are the most powerful people on earth," said Professor Emeritus of Education Cherie Clodfelter, who learned from an early age to value teachers. "Even more than mothers, they affect eternity through the children and young people they influence."

Summer Programs Ranked Among Nation’s Best

Best College Reviews has included the University of Dallas on its list of the "The 20 Best College Summer Programs for Gifted Students," placing the university's summer high school programs among Ivy League schools such as Harvard University, and other elite institutions like Stanford University.

History Professor Discusses Dallas Police Shootings

"How someone watching the video of what happened in Minnesota, how it affected a little girl in the backseat of a car, could turn around and think this was an appropriate response -- it's horrifying," said Associate Professor of History Susan Hanssen in an interview with Britain's Sky News 18 hours after the shooting of Dallas police officers on Thursday, July 7.